As a tactic, then, the imposition of such a definition amounts to the construction of a straw man argument. Regardless of this, it is employed by unionists in the debate because it is a useful propagandistic tool.
When she asked if there was “no end to the Tories’ desire to ensure those with the least have even less” I was – in spite of myself – standing right there with her. She was saying everything so many of us have been demanding and protesting for so long.
Blair’s Labour government pushed Scotland’s sea boundary with England north just before devolution. Neil Lovatt argues that the assertion that this was a water-grab is a classic piece of disinformation. Let's see.
Either way – whoever is elected in November – the US is f*cked. That wouldn’t necessarily be a problem for the civilised world (that’s pretty much everywhere but the US right now) if the mess was contained within in Washington and Los Angeles and the vast swathes of under-educated, over-opinionated, over-weight, dumbfuckary that lies between them, but it’s not.
When we discuss abortion, we cannot enter the debate refusing to acknowledge that the intervention will and does result in the ending of a human life – that of the child in utero. Here some clarification on language is necessary.
Palestine will cease to exist; leaving a Palestinian population dispossessed of its land and trapped permanently as a stateless people in a state that refuses to recognise its right to exist.
It’s funny because it’s true, or at least it is true insofar as we buy into the stereotype of the infantile, selfish, and unreflective Jock of western culture. As witty as this quip is, it has been regurgitated ad nauseam by the cyber commentariat to the point that it has become something of a truism of male attitudes towards women and the rights of the unborn – if any – had they inconvenience them.
Follow @UrFhasaidh Like most people on planet Scotland right now I have become an avid reader of the vociferous Effie Deans. Personally I think it unfair that she gets the abuse and the trolls that she does. I don’t get the impression at all that she’s a bad person – she’s just a unionist who … Continue reading Effie’s About the Arts not the Logic